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MoNique, also known as Monique Angela Hicks is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and singer. She is known for her roles in the films The Parkers, Precious, and Barbershop.
Angela was born on December 11, 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland, and raised in Robbins, Illinois. She is 55 years
MoNique Early life | Education
She attended Milford Mill High School in Baltimore County, where she was a member of the drama club. After graduating from high school, she attended Morgan State University, where she studied broadcasting. She also attended the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland, where she graduated in 1987.
MoNique Early Career
After graduating from college, Mo’Nique worked as a customer service representative at the phone company MCI. She also worked as a model and a stand-up comedian. In 1991, she made her stand-up comedy debut at the Comedy Factory in Baltimore.
Mo’Nique’s early career was not easy. She struggled to make a name for herself in the comedy world. She often had to perform for free or for very little money. However, she persevered and eventually found success.
MoNique Rise to Fame
Mo’Nique’s big break came in 2000 on HBO’s “The Chris Rock Show.” She gained fame for her sketches, becoming a fan favorite. In 2005, she starred in the successful film “Phat Girlz,” winning an NAACP Image Award. Her career soared with films like “Precious” (2009), “The Nutty Professor,” and “Hairspray” (both in 2007). She earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Precious.”
MoNique Family |Parents | Brother
She is the daughter of Timothy Imes and Rita Hicks-Harris. She has one brother, Gary Imes.
Mo’Nique’s sexuality has been the subject of speculation for many years. In 2009, she was featured in a New York Times article about “the new visibility of black lesbians in Hollywood.”
Mo’Nique has never publicly disclosed her sexuality.
In a 2015 interview with Oprah Winfrey, MoNique said that she is “not a lesbian” but that she is “open to anything.”
MoNique Marriage | Husband
MoNique has been married twice. She was first married to Mark Jackson from 1997 to 2001. In 2006, she married Sidney Hicks.They have been married for over 16 years.
MoNique Children | Son
Mo’Nique has four children. She has two sons from her first marriage to Mark Jackson: Mark Eric Jackson Jr. and Shalon Calvin Jackson.
She also has twin sons with her current husband Jonathan and David Hicks.
MoNique Net worth
Mo’Nique has an estimated net worth of $12 million. She has earned her net worth through her successful career as a comedian, actress, and singer.
Mo’Nique is 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Mo’Nique’s Twitter handle is @MoNiqueOfficial. She has over 1.3 million followers. She uses her Twitter account to promote her work, to connect with fans, and to share her thoughts on current events.
MoNique Comedies | Movies | Songs
Mo’Nique has appeared in over 30 films, released four comedy albums and released two singles
- Monique (2000)
- The It Factor (2002)
- Mo’Nique’s Comedy Matters (2009)
- Moms Mabley: The Truth (2013)
- The Parkers (2003-2006)
- Precious (2009)
- Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)
- Almost Christmas (2016)
- The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel (2020)
- I’m a Survivor (2009)
- Independent Woman (2011)
Monique Awards and Achievements
Mo’Nique has won numerous awards for her work in film, television, and stand-up comedy. Here is a list of some of her most notable awards and achievements:
- Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “Precious” (2009)
- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for her performance in “Precious” (2009)
- BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in “Precious” (2009)
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her performance in “Precious” (2009)
- Four NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “The Parkers” (1999-2004)
- Two Grammy Award nominations for Best Comedy Album (2001, 2004)
- BET Comedy Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in “Precious” (2009)
- BET Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in “The Nutty Professor” (2007)
- Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance in “Hairspray” (2007)